Cokie Roberts

Mary Martha Corinne Morrison Claiborne Roberts (née Boggs;[1] born December 27, 1943), best known as Cokie Roberts, is an American journalist and author. She is a reporter on contract to National Public Radio as well as a regular roundtable analyst for the current This Week With George Stephanopoulos. Roberts also works as a commentator for ABC News, serving as an on-air analyst for the network.

Roberts, along with her husband, Steven V. Roberts, writes a weekly column syndicated by United Media in newspapers around the United States. She serves on the boards of several non-profit organizations such as the Kaiser Family Foundation[2] and was appointed by President George W. Bush to his Council on Service and Civic Participation.[3]

Cokie Roberts
Cokie Roberts
Roberts at the LBJ Presidential Library in 2017
Born
Mary Martha Corinne Morrison Claiborne Boggs

December 27, 1943 (age 75)
New Orleans, Louisiana, U.S.
ResidenceBethesda, Maryland, U.S.
NationalityUnited States
Alma materWellesley College
OccupationJournalist, author
EmployerNPR, ABC, PBS
Known forJournalist, author, pundit, television
TitleContributing Senior News Analyst
Spouse(s)
ChildrenRebecca Roberts
Lee Roberts
Parent(s)Hale Boggs
Lindy Boggs
RelativesBarbara Boggs Sigmund (Sister)
Tommy Boggs (Brother, deceased)
William C. C. Claiborne (ancestor)
DeLesseps Story Morrison (second cousin, once removed)

Background

Mary Martha Corinne Morrison Claiborne Boggs was born on December 27, 1943 in New Orleans, Louisiana. She received the sobriquet "Cokie" from her brother Tommy who, as a child, could not pronounce her given name, Corinne.[4]

Cokie Roberts is the third child and youngest daughter of ambassador and long-time Democratic Congresswoman from Louisiana Lindy Boggs and of Hale Boggs, also a Democratic Congressman from Louisiana. He was Majority Leader of the House of Representatives and a member of the Warren Commission. He was lost on a plane which disappeared over Alaska on October 16, 1972.[5] Her late sister, Barbara Boggs Sigmund, was mayor of Princeton, New Jersey and a candidate for U.S. Senate from New Jersey. Her late brother Tommy Boggs was a prominent Washington, D.C. attorney and lobbyist.[6]

Roberts attended the Academy of the Sacred Heart, an all-girls school in New Orleans, before graduating from the Stone Ridge School, an all-girls school outside Washington, D.C. in 1960.[7] She graduated from Wellesley College in 1964, where she received a BA in Political Science.[8]

She has been married to Steven V. Roberts, a professor and fellow journalist, since 1966. They met in the summer of 1962, when she was 18 and he was 19.[9] They currently reside in Bethesda, Maryland. She and her husband have two children and six grandchildren. Their daughter Rebecca Roberts is also a journalist and was one of the hosts of POTUS '08 on XM Radio.

Career

Roberts serves as a senior news analyst and commentator (since 1992) for NPR, where she was the congressional correspondent for more than ten years. She is usually heard on Morning Edition, appearing on Mondays to discuss the week in politics. In addition to her work for NPR, Roberts is a political commentator for ABC News, serving as an on-air analyst for the network. Roberts was the co-anchor of the ABC News' Sunday morning broadcast, This Week with Sam Donaldson & Cokie Roberts from 1996 to 2002, while serving as the chief congressional analyst for ABC News. She covered politics, Congress and public policy, reporting for World News Tonight and other ABC News broadcasts.

Before joining ABC News in 1988, Roberts was a contributor to PBS in the evening television news program The MacNeil/Lehrer NewsHour. Her coverage of the Iran-Contra Affair for that program won her the Edward Weintal Prize for Diplomatic Reporting in 1988.[10] From 1981 to 1984, in addition to her work at NPR, she also co-hosted The Lawmakers, a weekly public television program on Congress.

Prior to joining NPR, Roberts was a reporter for CBS News in Athens, Greece.[11] She also produced and hosted a public affairs program on WRC-TV in Washington, D.C. Roberts is also a former president of the Radio and Television Correspondents' Association.

Awards and honors

Roberts has won numerous awards, such as the Edward R. Murrow Award,[12] the Everett McKinley Dirksen Award for coverage of Congress[13] and a 1991 Emmy Award for her contribution to "Who is Ross Perot?"[14]

In 2000, Roberts won the Walter Cronkite Award for Excellence in Journalism.[15]

Personal life

In 2002, Roberts was diagnosed with breast cancer. She was successfully treated.[16]

Criticism of conflicts of interests as journalist

Some have questioned Roberts' objectivity as a journalist. While working in Guatemala in 1989 helping poor indigenous Guatemalans learn how to read, Sister Dianna Ortiz, a Catholic nun from New Mexico, was abducted, raped and tortured by members of a government-backed death squad, who believed she was a subversive.[17] During a subsequent interview, Roberts contested Ortiz's claim that an American was among her captors. (The United States provided significant military aid to Guatemala at the time.) Roberts implied that Ortiz was lying about the entire episode, despite the fact that Ortiz later won a lawsuit against a Guatemalan general she accused in the case.[18] It was later revealed that Roberts' brother Tom Boggs' law firm Patton Boggs, was paid by the Guatemalan government to promote a more positive image of the regime, which was widely criticized internationally for human rights abuses.[19][20][21] Coupled with her treatment of Ortiz, Roberts's personal connection to a paid lobbyist for the Guatemalan government raised questions about her ability to report on the matter accurately.

The media watchdog group Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting has criticized Roberts for what they describe as favoring corporate interests over those of working people. As an example, FAIR notes that during a 1992 interview with Al Gore Roberts called for cuts in Medicare and Social Security, but suggested no cuts to the military budget.[22] Similarly, representative Alan Grayson has criticized Roberts' support of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade deal, which Grayson argues would cost the United States manufacturing jobs and worsen the United States' already large trade deficit, which has grown steadily since the passage of similar trade deals like NAFTA in 1994.[23] Grayson also noted that one of the chief lobbying groups pushing for TPP was Roberts' brother's lobbying firm, Patton Boggs.

Writing in Slate.com, the media commentator Jack Shafer characterized Roberts' weekly segments for NPR's Morning Edition as "vacuous" and "four minutes of on-air blather" that relied heavily on her use of the word "interesting". Shafer also wrote, "Her segments, though billed as 'analysis' by NPR, do little but speed-graze the headlines and add a few grace notes. If you're vaguely conversant with current events, you're already cruising at Roberts' velocity. Roberts doesn't just voice the conventional wisdom; she is the conventional wisdom."[24]

Books

  • Capital Dames: The Civil War and the Women of Washington, 1848-1868. HarperCollins. 14 April 2015. ISBN 978-0-06-200276-1.. Stories about the formidable women of Washington, DC during the Civil War.
  • We Are Our Mothers' Daughters: Revised and Expanded Edition. HarperCollins. 1998. ISBN 978-0-06-187235-8., essays
  • Founding Mothers: The Women Who Raised Our Nation. HarperCollins. 13 April 2004. ISBN 978-0-06-009025-8. (2004). The book explores the lives of the women behind the men that wrote the Constitution of the United States and the Declaration of Independence.
  • Ladies of Liberty. HarperCollins. 13 October 2009. ISBN 978-0-06-173721-3. continues the story of early America's influential women who shaped the US during its early stages, chronicling their public roles and private responsibilities.
  • Cokie Roberts; Steven V. Roberts (7 April 2009). From This Day Forward. HarperCollins. ISBN 978-0-06-186752-1.
  • Cokie Roberts; Steven V. Roberts (8 March 2011). Our Haggadah: Uniting Traditions for Interfaith Families. HarperCollins. ISBN 978-0-06-207465-2.
  • Wymard, Ellie (1999). Conversations with uncommon women : insights from women who've risen above life's challenges to achieve extraordinary success. New York: AMACOM. p. 254. ISBN 9780814405208.

References

  1. ^ Roberts, Cokie (1993-03-08). "Private Video". Charlie Rose (video interview). Interviewed by Charlie Rose. PBS. Archived from the original on 2014-07-20. Retrieved 2008-05-20.
  2. ^ "Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation – Board of Trustees". Archived from the original on 2010-03-04. Retrieved 2010-03-01.
  3. ^ President's Council on Service and Civic Participation. "Meet the Council Members". USA Freedom Corps. www.whitehouse.gov. Archived from the original on 2008-04-11. Retrieved 2008-04-10.
  4. ^ "Cokie Roberts". History, Art & Archives. U.S. House of Representatives. Retrieved 31 December 2016.
  5. ^ Horowitz, Jason (August 15, 2010). "Alaska plane crash a painful reminder for families of Boggs and Begich". Washington Post.
  6. ^ "Tommy Boggs, influential lobbyist dies; son of Congresswoman Boggs". The New Orleans Advocate. September 15, 2014.
  7. ^ Stone Ridge School. "Alumnae Exellence". Archived from the original on 2008-05-16. Retrieved 2008-04-11. Cokie Boggs Roberts '60
  8. ^ Wellesley College. "Notable Wellesley College Alumnae". Retrieved 2008-04-10.
  9. ^ Roberts, Cokie; Roberts, Steven (2000-02-28). "A conversation with Cokie & Steve Roberts". Charlie Rose (Interview). Interviewed by Charlie Rose. PBS. Archived from the original on 2008-09-07. Retrieved 2008-05-20.
  10. ^ Krogh, Peter F. (1995-04-25). "ISD Report" (PDF). Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service. Georgetown University. p. 4. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2008-04-14. Retrieved 2008-04-11.
  11. ^ Political Commentators in the United States in the 20th Century. Greenwood Publishing Group. ISBN 0313295859.
  12. ^ "Recipients of the Edward R. Murrow Award". Corporation for Public Broadcasting. Archived from the original on 2008-04-16. Retrieved 2008-04-11.
  13. ^ "Everett McKinley Dirksen Awards for Distinguished Reporting of Congress". National Press Foundation. Archived from the original on 2009-01-27. Retrieved 2008-04-11.
  14. ^ NPR. "Cokie Roberts, NPR Biography". Retrieved 2008-04-11.
  15. ^ Arizona State University. "Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication". Retrieved November 23, 2016.
  16. ^ Larry King Live (May 22, 2004). "Interviews With Cokie Roberts et al" (transcript). Retrieved on March 27, 2009. "No, no. My breast cancer is gone."
  17. ^ Weinraub, Judith. "BACK FROM THE DEAD; Dianna Ortiz was One of the Missing in Guatemala. She has Only Now found Her Voice." The Washington Post (pre-1997 Fulltext): 0. Jul 18 1995. ProQuest. Web. 9 June 2014 .
  18. ^ "U.S. Judge Orders Guatemalan to Pay for Atrocities." Los Angeles Times (pre-1997 Fulltext): 16. Apr 13 1995. ProQuest. Web. 9 June 2014.
  19. ^ Julie Gozon. "The Torturers' Lobby." Multinational Monitor. April 5, 1993. Accessed June 9, 2014. http://multinationalmonitor.org/hyper/issues/1993/04/mm0493_05.html
  20. ^ Stein, Jeff (22 May 1996). "The Self-Inflicted Wounds Of Colby's CIA". The Seattle Times. Retrieved 9 December 2013.
  21. ^ Sherman, John (2000). Latin America in Crisis. Oxford: Westview Press. p. 111. ISBN 0-8133-3540X.
  22. ^ Martin Lee and Jeff Cohen. "NPR and Cokie Roberts." FAIR.org. April 1, 1993. Accessed June 9, 2014. http://fair.org/extra-online-articles/npr-and-cokie-roberts/
  23. ^ Alan Grayson."Cokie Roberts Attacks Us: This is How DC Works." Alan Grayson's E-mails. March 29th, 2014. Accessed June 9, 2014. http://alangraysonemails.tumblr.com/post/81102491736/cokie-roberts-attacks-us-this-is-how-dc-works
  24. ^ http://www.slate.com/articles/news_and_politics/press_box/2009/05/perfectly_obvious_cokie.html

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David Brinkley
This Week co-anchor with Sam Donaldson
December 15, 1996 – September 8, 2002
Succeeded by
George Stephanopoulos
ABC 2000 Today

ABC 2000 Today was ABC News' coverage of New Year's Eve celebrations around the world from December 31, 1999, into January 1, 2000, as part of the 2000 Today programming in the United States. Peter Jennings anchored the 23 hours and 10 minutes of broadcast from Times Square Studios in Manhattan, New York. ABC temporarily converted the Good Morning America marquee broadcast studio into a type of "millennium command center" that included a desk, where a standing Jennings spent most of his time, two lounge chairs, where Jennings would interview guests, a large screen with a time-zone included map of the world, a wall of clocks, and a makeshift newsroom where ABC News staffers would follow the latest developments.

Angela Hill

Angela Hill (born March 28, 1949) has been a journalist since 1972. Angela Hill grew up in Corpus Christi, Texas and graduated from the University of Texas at Austin in 1972 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism. Prior to moving to New Orleans, she worked as an anchor and assistant news director at KGBT-TV, the CBS affiliate in Harlingen, Texas.In April 1975, Angela Hill was hired as the consumer reporter for WWL-TV, the CBS affiliate in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA. In September 1975, Hill became the first female anchor at WWL-TV. Between 1975 and 2013, she co-anchored the 5 PM, 6 PM and 10 PM newscasts. In 1998, the newscasts Hill co-anchored, achieved a 20 Nielsen household rating, double that of its closest competitor WDSU, and the highest rating for an early-evening newscast of all stations within Nielsen's 38 metered markets. During Hill's 38-year career at WWL-TV, she traveled to Paris, London, Beirut, China, Africa and Rome where she would deliver the news and produce documentaries. In 1984, she played the role of a woman reporter in the film Tightrope.In 1989, Angela Hill created and hosted the Angela Show, a daily talk show. The Angela Show started in 1989 and ended in 1996. The Angela Show aired 1,668 shows. Hill's interviewees included notable actors, authors, fashion designers, musicians, and politicians including Danny Thomas, Oprah Winfrey, Anne Rice, Bill Clinton, Cokie Roberts, Lindy Boggs, Dave Thomas, Willie Nelson, Tommy Hilfiger, Roberta Flack, John Goodman, and Oscar de la Renta.Angela Hill has been nationally recognized for her contributions as an American journalist. She has been awarded the following national awards: Gabriel Award, Gracie Awards and Freedoms Foundation Award.During her career as an American journalist, Angela Hill produced documentaries on China, in 1979, and the Golden Fleece Awards, in 1978.On June 6, 2013, the New Orleans City Council honored Angela Hill for more than 35 years of service in New Orleans, Louisiana.

Claiborne-Dallas-Boggs family

The Claiborne-Dallas-Pell family is a family of politicians from the United States. Below is a list of members:

Thomas Claiborne (1749–1812), member of the Virginia Legislature, U.S. Representative from Virginia 1793-1799 1801-1805. Father of John Claiborne and Thomas Claiborne.Alexander J. Dallas (1759–1817), Secretary of Pennsylvania 1791-1801, U.S. District Attorney in Pennsylvania 1801-1814, U.S. Secretary of the Treasury 1814-1816. Father of George M. Dallas.

William C.C. Claiborne (1775–1817), delegate to the Tennessee Constitutional Convention 1796, Tennessee State Court Judge 1796, U.S. Representative from Tennessee 1797-1801, Governor of Mississippi Territory 1801-1804, Governor of the Territory of Orleans 1804-1812, Governor of Louisiana 1812-1816, U.S. Senator from Louisiana 1817. Nephew of Thomas Claiborne.

Nathaniel Herbert Claiborne (1777–1859), member of the Virginia Legislature, U.S. Representative from Virginia 1825-1837. Nephew of Thomas Claiborne.

John Claiborne (1777–1808), U.S. Representative from Virginia 1805-1808. Son of Thomas Claiborne.

Thomas Claiborne (1780–1856), Tennessee State Representative 1811-1815 1831-1833, U.S. Representative from Tennessee 1817-1819. Son of Thomas Claiborne.George M. Dallas (1792–1864), Mayor of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 1829; U.S. District Attorney in Pennsylvania 1829-1831; U.S. Senator from Pennsylvania 1831-1833; Attorney General of Pennsylvania 1833-1835; U.S. Minister to Russia 1837-1839; Vice President of the United States 1845-1849; U.S. Minister to Great Britain 1856-1861. Son of Alexander J. Dallas and great-great-granduncle of Claiborne Pell and great-great-great-great-granduncle of Clay Pell.

John Francis Hamtramck Claiborne (1807–1884), member of the Mississippi Legislature, U.S. Representative from Mississippi 1835-1837 1837-1838. Nephew of William C.C. Claiborne and Nathaniel Herbert Claiborne.Robert J. Walker (1801–1869), U.S. Senator from Mississippi 1835-1845, U.S. Secretary of the Treasury 1845-1849, Governor of Kansas Territory 1857. Nephew by marriage of George M. Dallas.Benjamin Harris Brewster (1816–1888), Attorney General of Pennsylvania 1867-1868, Attorney General of the United States 1882-1885. Son-in-law of Robert J. Walker.Herbert Claiborne Pell, Jr. (1884–1961), U.S. Representative from New York 1919-1921, Chairman of the New York Democratic Committee 1921-1926, delegate to the Democratic National Convention 1924, U.S. Minister to Hungary 1941-1942. Great-grandson of John Francis Hamtramck Claiborne.Claiborne Pell (1918–2009), U.S. Senator from Rhode Island 1961-1997. Son of Herbert Claiborne Pell, Jr., great-great-nephew of George M. Dallas.

Clay Pell (1981–), Candidate for Governor of Rhode Island 2014. Great-grandson of Herbert Claiborne Pell, Jr. Grandson of Claiborne Pell, great-great-great-great-nephew of George M. Dallas, and husband of Michelle Kwan.

Michelle Kwan (1980–), Retired figure skater. Wife of Clay Pell, granddaughter-in-law of Claiborne Pell, great-granddaughter-in-law of Herbert Claiborne Pell, Jr., and great-great-great-great-niece-in-law of George M. Dallas.

Hale Boggs (1914–1972), U.S. Representative from Louisiana 1941-1943 1947-1972, delegate to the Democratic National Convention 1948, candidate for Governor of Louisiana 1952. Husband of Corinne C. Boggs, great-great-grandnephew-in-law of John Francis Hamtramck Claiborne, and father-in-law of Steven V. Roberts.

Corinne C. Boggs (1916–2013), U.S. Representative from Louisiana 1973-1991, U.S. Ambassador to the Vatican 1997-2001. Great-great-grandniece of John Francis Hamtramck Claiborne and father-in-law of Steven V. Roberts.Barbara Boggs Sigmund (1939–1990), delegate to the Democratic National Convention 1980, candidate for Democratic nomination for U.S. Senate from New Jersey 1982, Mayor of Princeton, New Jersey 1983-1990. Daughter of Hale Boggs and Corinne C. Boggs, sister of Thomas Hale Boggs, Jr., Cokie Roberts, and William Robertson Boggs, and great-great-great-grandniece of John Francis Hamtramck Claiborne.

Thomas Hale Boggs, Jr. (1940-2014), candidate for U.S. Representative from Maryland 1970. Son of Hale Boggs and Corinne C. Boggs and brother of Barbara Boggs Sigmund, Cokie Roberts, and William Robertson Boggs, and great-great-great-grandnephew of John Francis Hamtramck Claiborne.

Cokie Roberts (1943-), television journalist. Daughter of Hale Boggs and Corinne C. Boggs, sister of Barbara Boggs Sigmund, Thomas Hale Boggs, Jr., and William Robertson Boggs, and great-great-great-grandniece of John Francis Hamtramck Claiborne.

Steven V. Roberts (1943-), journalist, writer, political commentator. Husband of Cokie Roberts, son-in-law of Lindy Boggs and Hale Boggs, great-great-great-grandnephew-in-law of John Francis Hamtramck Claiborne, and brother-in-law of Thomas Hale Boggs, Jr., Barbara Boggs Sigmund, and William Robertson Boggs.

Rebecca Roberts (1970-), journalist. Daughter of Cokie Roberts and Steven V. Roberts, granddaughter of Lindy Boggs and Hale Boggs, niece of William Robertson Boggs, Thomas Hale Boggs, Jr., and Barbara Boggs Sigmund, and great-great-great grandniece of John Francis Hamtrack Claiborne.

William Robertson Boggs (1946-1946). Son of Hale Boggs and Corrine C. Boggs and brother of Cokie Roberts, Barbara Boggs Sigmund, and Thomas Hale Boggs, Jr., and great-great-great-grandnephew of John Francis Hamtramck Claiborne.NOTE: Robert J. Walker was also grandson-in-law of Continental Congressional Delegate Benjamin Franklin and son of U.S. District Court Judge Jonathan Hoge Walker. Corinne C. Boggs is also a distant relative of U.S. Representative Donald J. Cazayoux, Jr..

Inside E Street

Inside E Street is an American talk show dedicated to issues about the elderly, geriatrics, and retirement. In its first season, in 2010, the show was hosted by Sheilah Kast. Starting in 2011, the host was switched Lark McCarthy. Guest hosts have included Cokie Roberts and Dave Marash.

Jeremy Hobson

Jeremy Hobson is an American national radio journalist. He is the co-host of NPR's Here and Now, which is co-produced by WBUR-FM.He began co-hosting the show, along with Robin Young on July 1, 2013.

Lindy Boggs

Marie Corinne Morrison Claiborne Boggs, usually known as Lindy Boggs (March 13, 1916 – July 27, 2013), was a United States politician who served as a member of the U.S. House of Representatives and later as United States Ambassador to the Holy See. She was the first woman elected to Congress from Louisiana. She was also a permanent chairwoman of the 1976 Democratic National Convention, which met in New York City to nominate the Carter-Mondale ticket. She was the first woman to preside over a major party convention.Boggs was the widow of former Majority Leader of the United States House of Representatives Hale Boggs, and the mother of four children: Cokie Roberts (a television journalist); Thomas Hale Boggs, Jr. (a prominent lobbyist); Barbara Boggs Sigmund, a mayor of Princeton, New Jersey and an unsuccessful candidate in the 1982 New Jersey Democratic senatorial primary election (won by Frank Lautenberg); and William Robertson Boggs, who died as an infant on December 28, 1946. Catherine Small Long is the only other woman besides Boggs who has served in the U.S. House of Representatives from Louisiana.

List of Hofstra University honorary degree recipients

This is a list of honorary degree recipients from Hofstra University in New York.

Rand Araskog (honorary doctorate, 1990), CEO of ITT Corporation, 1990

Jan Peter Balkenende ( 2011), former Prime Minister of the Netherlands

Joseph Bologna (2002), actor.

Tom Brokaw (1985), anchor and managing editor of NBC Nightly News with Tom Brokaw

Barbara Bush (1997), former First Lady of the United States

George H. W. Bush (1997), 41st President of the United States

Clifford Chapin (2010), voice actor affiliated with Funimation

Kenneth I. Chenault (2007), chairman and CEO, American Express Company

Bill Clinton (2005), 42nd President of the United States

Elizabeth Coleman, ninth president of Bennington College

Nelson DeMille (was also awarded Doctor of Humane Letters), Hofstra alumni 1970

Brian Dennehy (2003)

E.L. Doctorow (2004), prominent author, Ragtime

Dwight D. Eisenhower (honorary degree, Doctor of Humane Letters, 1950), former five-star general; 34th President of the United States (1953–1961); Supreme Commander of the Allied forces in Europe during the Second World War

Gerald R. Ford (1981), 38th President of the United States

Alan Greenspan, former Chairman of the Federal Reserve Board

Helen Hayes (1990), nicknamed "First Lady of the American Theater" because she was one of nine people who have won an Emmy, a Grammy, an Oscar and a Tony Award

Alfred Heineken (1996), former president of the brewing company Heineken International

Billy Joel (1997), musician, rock star

Robert Wood Johnson IV, Chairman and CEO of the Johnson Company; owner of the New York Jets

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. (1965), civil rights leader

Cy Leslie (1974), record industry executive

Jeffrey Lyons (2000), NBC film and theater critic

Harold W. McGraw Jr., Chairman Emeritus, McGraw Hill Companies, Inc.

John Money(honorary doctorate of Humane Letters, 1992), sexologist

Robert Moses (1948), "master builder" of the 20th century

David Neeleman (2007), founder of JetBlue Airways

LeRoy Neiman (honorary Doctor of Arts degree, 1998), artist

Bernadette Peters (2002), actress, singer

Cokie Roberts (2003), journalist

Jihan Sadat (1987, from the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences), wife of Anwar el-Sadat, the assassinated President of Egypt

Neil Simon (1981), playwright/screenwriter

William L. Swing, Director General of the International Organization for Migration; former diplomat and United States Ambassador; United Nations Special Representative of the Secretary-General and Under Secretary General

Margaret Thatcher (2000), former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom

Paul A. Volcker (1987, from the School of Business), chairman of the Federal Reserve Board

Barbara Walters (1986), journalist, writer and media personality

James D. Watson (1976), molecular biologist; co-discoverer of the structure of the DNA molecule; winner of Nobel prize

Frank Zarb (honorary Doctor of Law degree), Hofstra alumni, BBA 1957, MBA 1962

Mary Roberts

Mary Roberts may refer to:

Mary Roberts (bodybuilder) (born 1950), professional female bodybuilder

Mary Roberts (painter) (died 1761), first female miniaturist in the American colonies

Mary Roberts Rinehart (1876–1958), author, maiden name Mary Roberts

Mary Roberts (poet), see 1822 in poetry

Mary Roberts (author) (1788–1864), author, born London

Mary Fanton Roberts (1864–1956), American journalist

Mary Helen Roberts, American politician in the state of Washington

Mary Wendy Roberts (born 1944), American politician in the state of Oregon

Mary Louise Roberts (1886–1968), New Zealand masseuse, physiotherapist and mountaineer

Mary Grant Roberts (1841-1921), Australian zoo owner

Cokie Roberts (born 1943), real name Mary Roberts

Nora Dunn

Nora Eloise Dunn (born April 29, 1952) is an American actress and comedian, known for her work on the NBC sketch variety TV series Saturday Night Live.

President's Council on Service and Civic Participation

The President's Council on Service and Civic Participation was created by U.S. President George W. Bush in January 2003 by executive order. Its mission is to encourage volunteerism and to recognize the contributions Americans make through service and civic participation.

In January 2002, President George W. Bush called upon all Americans to give two years or 4,000 hours of their lives to service. The Council was created to further this goal, encouraging Americans of all ages and backgrounds to become more engaged in civic activities. Council members provide leadership, serving as "Ambassadors of Service" for the President's vision of fostering a culture of citizenship and volunteer service in the United States.

The Council brings together leaders from the worlds of business, entertainment, sports, education, government, nonprofits, and the media. The current council (2006) is made up of the following individuals:

Stephen Baldwin

Jean Case, Chair

Ray Chambers

Jerry Colangelo

Evern Cooper Epps

Myrka Dellanos

Hilary Duff

Tony Dungy

Sara Evans

Angela Baraquio Grey

Patricia Heaton

Kasey Kahne

Art Linkletter

Mary Jo Myers

Michelle Nunn

Kelly Perdew

Cokie Roberts

Michael W. Smith, Vice Chair

Wendy Spencer

Roxanne Spillet

Hope Taft

Janine Turner

Charles "Chuck" Turlinski

Danny Wuerffel

Mark YudofThe Council is administered by the Corporation For National and Community Service, with members from business, entertainment, sports, education, government, nonprofits, and the media. The chair of the Council is Jean Case, CEO of the Case Foundation, and the vice chair is musician Michael W. Smith.

The Council created the President's Volunteer Service Award to recognize outstanding volunteers. Since 2003, more than 700,000 people have won the award.

President Bush amended the executive order in January 2007 to extend the Council through November 2008.

Steven V. Roberts

Steven V. Roberts (born February 11, 1943) is an American journalist, writer, political commentator.

Stone Ridge School of the Sacred Heart

Stone Ridge School of the Sacred Heart (previously known as Stone Ridge Country Day School) is a prestigious, highly selective private school for girls in the Washington, D.C. area. The 35-acre campus is located in Bethesda, Maryland.

Ranked as one of the most academically challenging schools in the DC Metropolitan area, one hundred percent of Stone Ridge graduates go to college, with alumnae attending schools such as Harvard University, Georgetown University, Princeton University, and the University of Pennsylvania. Notable alumnae include Katie Ledecky, Cokie Roberts, Maria Shriver, Joanna Sturm, and Kathleen Kennedy Townsend.

Founded in 1923 by the Society of the Sacred Heart, Stone Ridge is a member of the Network of Sacred Heart Schools with 23 school and affiliates in the United States and over 200 schools worldwide.

Catherine Ronan Karrels, the first lay head and a 1986 graduate, has served as head of school since the fall of 2008. The Stone Ridge mascot is Gerty the Gator.

Upper school tuition for 2018-2019 is $35,500.

The Congress (1988 film)

The Congress is a 1988 documentary film directed by the Emmy Award-winning director Ken Burns. The Florentine Films production, which focuses on the United States Congress, aired on PBS in 1989. Narrated by David McCullough, the documentary features use of photographs, paintings, and film from sessions of Congress, in its implementation of the Ken Burns Effect. Scenes from the Academy Award-winning Frank Capra film Mr. Smith Goes to Washington are also used. The work features numerous interviews from writers and historians including Charles McDowell, David McCullough, Cokie Roberts, George Tames, David Broder, James MacGregor Burns, Barbara Fields, and Alistair Cooke. Many congressmen are specifically referred to, including Henry Clay, John C. Calhoun, Jefferson Davis, Thomas Brackett Reed, Joseph Gurney Cannon, George William Norris, Jeannette Rankin, and Everett Dirksen. The film also includes focus on the Congress' work during pivotal periods in United States history, including the Civil War, Civil Rights Movement, and Women's suffrage. The documentary was released by PBS, on DVD in 2004. Footage of the Capitol from the film was later incorporated into Burns' later masterpiece, The Civil War.

This Week (U.S. TV program)

This Week, originally titled as This Week with David Brinkley and currently billed as This Week with George Stephanopoulos, is an American Sunday morning political affairs program airing on the ABC television network. It premiered in November 1981. The program is currently anchored by George Stephanopoulos and co-anchored by Martha Raddatz. The program airs live at 9:00 a.m. Eastern Time although many stations air the program at a later slot to air local newscasts, especially those in other time zones. Since the departure of popular host David Brinkley in 1996, the program generally finishes last in viewer ratings among the big 3 American Sunday network policy and pundit talk shows, behind Meet The Press and Face The Nation.

Thomas Hale Boggs Jr.

Thomas Hale Boggs Jr. (September 18, 1940 – September 15, 2014), known as Tommy Boggs, was an American lawyer and lobbyist, based in Washington, D.C.Boggs was the son of Thomas Hale Boggs (1914–1972), a United States Representative from Louisiana's 2nd congressional district from 1941 to 1943 and again from 1947 until his death in 1972, and Lindy Boggs (1916-2013), her husband's successor in the 2nd congressional district from 1973 until 1991 and thereafter U.S. Ambassador to the Vatican under U.S. President Bill Clinton. His siblings included journalist and news commentator Cokie Roberts (born 1943), and Barbara Boggs Sigmund (1939-1990), who served as the mayor of Princeton, New Jersey.Boggs, a Democrat, began his legal practice in New Orleans, Louisiana and later moved to Washington, D.C. to become a lawyer and lobbyist in the nation's capital. He joined the law/lobbyist firm of James R. Patton Jr., which today is known as Squire Patton Boggs. Boggs was the firm's senior partner. With Patton Boggs, he was known for lobbying on major issues including:

The American Bankers Association to repeal of the Glass-Steagall Act

Litigation against Chevron for environmental issues in Ecuador

The $1.5 billion federal bailout of Chrysler in 1979In 1970, Boggs unsuccessfully ran for the United States House of Representatives from Maryland's 8th congressional district against incumbent Republican Gilbert Gude. The district is currently represented by the Democrat Jamie Raskin. Boggs represented dozens of corporations, trade associations, and state and foreign governments. In 2013, The American Lawyer magazine named Boggs one of the "Top 50 Innovators in Big Law in the Last 50 Years." The National Law Journal termed him one of the most influential lawyers in the nation.

UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism

The UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism is a graduate professional school on the campus of University of California, Berkeley. It is among the top graduate journalism schools in the United States, and is designed to produce journalists with a two-year Master of Journalism (MJ) degree.

The program is located in UC Berkeley's North Gate Hall, near the intersection of Euclid and Hearst Avenues in Berkeley, CA. As of January 1, 2013, it is being served by dean Edward Wasserman, a former Knight professor of journalism ethics at Washington and Lee University. Wasserman replaced professor Neil Henry, who stepped down from his dean position in August 2011 for medical reasons. Most courses offered by the school are on the graduate level, with few official courses for undergraduates. The school enrolls approximately 100 students; 50 first-year and 50 second-year students, and is one of the smallest academic units on the campus of UC Berkeley.

The school serves host to, or sponsors, a number of events. Notable speakers from around the world have shared their insights on current events in the media. Recent speakers have included Bill Clinton, Al Gore, Robert McNamara, Hans Blix, George Soros, Cokie Roberts, Paul Krugman, Dan Rather, Bob Woodruff, Ira Glass and Robert Krulwich.

Walter Cronkite Award for Excellence in Journalism

The Walter Cronkite Award for Excellence in Journalism is an annual award presented by Arizona State University's Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication. The recipient is deemed to represent a leading figure in the journalism industry, especially for ground-breaking achievements which have advanced the industry as a whole. The first award was presented by legendary journalist Walter Cronkite himself in 1984.

Wellesley College

Wellesley College is a private women's liberal arts college in Wellesley, Massachusetts. Founded in 1870 by Henry and Pauline Durant, it is a member of the original Seven Sisters Colleges. Wellesley is home to 56 departmental and interdepartmental majors spanning the liberal arts, as well as over 150 student clubs and organizations. The college also allows its students to cross-register at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Brandeis University, Babson College and Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering. Wellesley athletes compete in the NCAA Division III New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference.

As of 2018, Wellesley was ranked the third best liberal arts college in the United States by U.S. News & World Report. As of 2017, Wellesley is the highest endowed women's college in the world, with an endowment of nearly $2 billion, and had a Fall 2018 first-year student acceptance rate of 19%.The college's robust alumnae base has been widely viewed as the "most powerful women's network in the world", and its graduates are often recognized as among the most accomplished of any institution and most responsive to fellow alumnae. Notable alumnae include Hillary Rodham Clinton, Madeleine Albright, Katharine Lee Bates, Cokie Roberts, Diane Sawyer, Nora Ephron, Pamela Melroy, Marjory Stoneman Douglas, Soong Mei-ling and Bing Xin.

Your Call

Your Call is a call-in radio talk show program produced by KALW hosted by Rose Aguilar and Sandip Roy in San Francisco, California. Your Call features in-depth dialogue and debate on politics, culture, poverty, and the environment The format of Your Call varies from show to show, but generally involves an in-person interview with one or more subjects, including nationally prominent authors and scholars and grassroots activists. The program airs from 10-11am PST on weekday mornings.

The show launched the week of September 11, with Laura Flanders hosting from New York. When Laura started with Air America in 2004, Farai Chideya split hosting duties, before taking over full-time. After Farai left for News & Notes on NPR, Rebecca Roberts, daughter of NPR correspondent Cokie Roberts, hosted along with former CBC host Mary Ambrose. Rose Aguilar and Sandip Roy took over hosting duties after Rebecca was hired by WETA in Washington, D.C.. Sandip is no longer with the person, and Rose continues as the main host, with others such as Holly Kiernan coming in on Wednesdays and other days.

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